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October - December 2012     VOLUME 16 ISSUE 4
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Third Annual Trash to Fashion Contest

Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator

Everyone ages 8 – 19 is encouraged to enter Lake County Library System’s third annual Trash to Fashion Contest which will be held Saturday, October 20, at Leesburg Public Library beginning at 11 a.m. Individual designers (or teams of designers) need to send in one entry form for a recycled creation in order to receive an invitation to participate in this free contest. To find out more about this unique eco-friendly fashion contest, check out the Library System’s website at

So what makes this fashion contest unique? Young designers must use recycled materials to design a piece of wearable art based on the creative use of items that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Entries will be judged for 1) originality, 2) creative use of materials and 3) craftsmanship. Designers can choose to model their own creations or bring along a model of any age to show off their recycled outfit to the judges and audience at the October 20 Fashion Show.
After a panel of judges and the audience have a chance to see each outfit modeled, Target gift cards will be awarded to the top 3 tween designers and to the top 3 teen designers. 1st place wins $100, 2nd place wins $50 and 3rd place wins $25 Target gift cards donated by the Friends of Leesburg Public Library. Designers who do not place in the top three spots will receive prizes donated by Goodwill of Central Florida, Mary Kay, Lake Sumter Community College Foundation, Crispers of Eustis, and the Lake County Library System.

Pick up an entry form at any one of the 15 public libraries in the Lake County Library System or download the form from our website . Fill out your form right away and submit it via email to or drop it off at any Lake County Library System library or mail it to: Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, Lake County Library Services, 2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778. If you still have questions after looking over the contest information, call Linda at 352-253-6169.
Deadline to enter has been extended to October 12, 2012. Click here to download an entry form.